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High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
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expected price increase
Average Price:
$527
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$415
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from Honolulu to San Diego was found 40 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 11% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Honolulu to San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from Honolulu to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 15m, covering a distance of 2611 miles.
How many flights are there between Honolulu and San Diego?
There are 68 (nonstop) flights between Honolulu and San Diego per week, averaging 9 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Honolulu to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Hawaiian Airlines ($397), Multiple Airlines ($397) and Alaska Airlines ($422).
Do I need a passport to fly between Honolulu and San Diego?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Honolulu and San Diego?
Alaska Airlines (4 times daily), Korean Air (3 times daily), China Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Honolulu to San Diego?
For Honolulu to San Diego, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Honolulu, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Honolulu
$397
only
$397
Destination
San Diego
$397
only
$397
Thu, Jan 18
HNL
SAN
5h 15m
Sun, Jan 28
SAN
HNL
6h 25m
Trip: 11 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 88 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.6

The staff was very nice

There should be some kind of free movies to watch even if they are older

HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.6

Staff was extra friendly!!!

It was freezing and we didn't have a way to control the air blowing down on us.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.3

Free food and I had a lot of leg room. The crew was nice too

To pay for each movie i wanted to watch and for a blanket. I thought they were all complementary.

HNL
SAN
Okay 4.0

Unfortunately we had a problem with the first plane and waited on board for an hour before they let us know we would have to get off. Waited another hour to board the next plane. I do understand that issues arise, but it was still a bummer.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We loved the extra legroom, on board entertainment, hot food, complimentary wine with meal, friendliness of flight crew and the peaceful and soothing Hawaiin music while boarding. The flight itself was smooth with an on time departure and arrival

I would not change a thing. I wish other American carriers were more like Hawaiin airlines! Such a pleasant experience!

Thu, Mar 1
HNL
SAN
5h 27m
Thu, Mar 15
SAN
HNL
6h 25m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 15
HNL
SAN
5h 39m
Tue, Jan 16
SAN
HNL
6h 30m
Trip: 33 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
HNL
SAN
Good 6.0

The personnel. Everyone was friendly & helpful!

Delayed 2 1/2 hours from SD to HI, and delayed 1 hour from HI to SD. My seat was so worn out that I felt the springs. Terribly uncomfortable - but the flight attendant was kind and gave me a blanket to sit on. It helped a bit but shouldn't happen.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The crew were so polite and very professional. Smiles all around and should give them a raise!

HNL
SAN
Okay 4.6

No cabin refreshes; one toilet out of commission; baby poo-smell filled the air; crew stopped ALL service owing to one sick first class passenger.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Good service was provided. Thank you.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.0

I like the fact that we can download the app and watch movies for free.

The food is not included. Even a snack.

Tue, Jun 5
HNL
SAN
9h 09m
Tue, Jun 12
SAN
HNL
8h 23m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14207 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid...

Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade.

SEA
LAX
Okay 4.0

Nothing, they didn’t care about you or to help, the llady was so rude and unfriendly, this situation ruin my whole trip

I call in advance to paid the fees for baggage, I call Aeromexico because was the main airline for the fly, but Delta at Seattle made me paid again the fees for baggage’s even by phone they said that I didn’t need to paid. BE AWARE AND CAREFUL BECAUSE THE LADIES IN THE FRONT DESK didn’t even look the paperwork that you have in hand, they only want to charge you saying that your payment thru Aeromexico didn’t help you in the 1st fly. How this can happen when Delta and Aeromexico are two subsidiary one of another ?

SYR
MSP
Excellent 8.0

WiFi and free tv shows

My seat wouldn’t recline

MCO
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

On time as scheduled.

N/A

SLC
SJC
Excellent 9.6

As always, the crew and amenities were first rate.

We were initially told that our flight would arrive early. Then we sat on the tarmac for a half hour before anyone could be bothered to tell us we were waiting for the plane to be de-iced.

Thu, Dec 21
HNL
SAN
8h 23m
Wed, Dec 27
SAN
HNL
10h 05m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52297 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SIN
Good 6.6

Awesome and helpful crew

Reservation was deleted so check in took a very long time and my seat (reserved weeks in advance) on the long international flight was reassigned to a very undesirable location. Food was not good, and drink service was only done twice on 17 hour flight. It took an hour to start taxiing after we were all seated and left the gate.

SBN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Can’t think of a thing on this flight.

Delay after delay. Took way too long for de-icing. The storage compartmemt door got stuck and I could not get my bag out. The flight attendant blamed the issue on my bag. She claimed it was too big. It was not. I have carried the bag on several flights with similar planes, the gate agent slowed it on the plane as many have, and I had no issue opening and closing other compartment as I tried a couple after maintenance retrieved my bag.

DEN
SFO
Good 7.3

Nice seats, very helpful staff at ticketing and nice crew

Reservation was deleted so check in took a very long time and my seat (reserved weeks in advance) on the long international flight was reassigned to a very undesirable location.

RSW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Boarding and entertainment were good..

Over an hour delayed and unlesss you pay up the seating is very cramped

FAT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

People who help me with my 87 year old mother we extremely thoughtful.

I did not like having to exit plane on the tarmac. It was difficult for my 87 year old mother, and the if the weather had been bad this would have been very unpleasant and extremely difficult for everyone!

Thu, Feb 8
HNL
SAN
5h 20m
Tue, Feb 13
SAN
HNL
6h 30m
Trip: 6 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 88 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Good 6.0

they served a meal and they have video displays on all chairs which is nice. not enough free video options

no Wife options! 5 1/2 hour flight that is just horrible!

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We loved the extra legroom, on board entertainment, hot food, complimentary wine with meal, friendliness of flight crew and the peaceful and soothing Hawaiin music while boarding. The flight itself was smooth with an on time departure and arrival

I would not change a thing. I wish other American carriers were more like Hawaiin airlines! Such a pleasant experience!

HNL
SAN
Good 7.0

Great that Hawaiian serves a meal and complimentary glass of wine. On-board service always very good.

Airline did not automatically assign my TSA pre-check, which it has on file and is supposed to do. Even after I entered it when I checked in, the system did not take it and did not warn me it hadn’t. Could not select seat when purchased ticket. Plane had no power outlet for laptop. Movies cost a fee, as did blanket.

HNL
SAN
Good 6.0

Love the wide body place, the meals, the service, and the people.

The plane broke and we had a 2 hour delay and then took a new plane, and that plane had no onboard entertainment or wifi.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Hawaiian airlines is the only airline offering complementary meals on flights to the mainland.

Everything was great.

Wed, Dec 20
HNL
SAN
5h 25m
Sun, Dec 31
SAN
HNL
6h 30m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 21
HNL
SAN
5h 20m
Tue, Mar 6
SAN
HNL
6h 30m
Trip: 14 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 88 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Excellent 9.0

Pleasantly surprised to be offered complimentary wine and also a complimentary dinner. The touch-screen options were great--nice videos and music with music videos (could hear if you had headphones), plus my favorite: a flight tracker.

The middle aisle section of our plane was quite cold and blankets were expensive $10. Next time I will bring one. I was cold in my jeans and light sweater. The touch-screens at each seat were frustratingly and unpredictably unresponsive. The check-in process in Honolulu Airport for Hawaiian Airlines was hands-down the most time-consuming, confusing, and crowded one I have ever been through. Kiosk screen had too much info at once so even savvy kiosk users were very slow to go through process. We had already checked in online 24 hrs prior but that didnt save us any time as we had to stand in the kiosk lines with everyone else to print our bag tags then another line to just drop our bags. Entering this check-in area was a shock to the system as it looked like a mass of people. We were directed to a vague direction where our line should be, then after standing in that line for 10 minutes we were told by a fellow customer that we had to go to a different line amd basically start over. Then came the security check line. We made it to the front looking the whole time for a designated spot to dump our kids' water bottles out (our San Diego airport has a liquid dumping spot with a sign), to no avail. Finally at the front of the line the TSA agent is about to check our boarding pass and my husband inquires about where to dump the water bottles. The agent and front of the line line is situated less than 10 feet from the wall where a drinking fountain is, but of course in our way there is a plastic half-wall barrier (the one to guide the line toward her). She tells us we have to dump it there in the drinking fountains. However the kicker is we have to get out of line to do it--can't be let out and come back to her. Have to wait in the security check line again. No, I'm not kidding. So I decide to take all water bottles and my husband takes the kids on through the security check. When I come back to get back in the security check line the person working at the entrance of that line actually was asking every single person whether they had water--guess she forgot to ask us the first time we went through... bummer. We had arrived at the airport more than 3 hours before our Tuesday 2pm flight. With stopping to eat lunch in the terminal and going through these multiple lines, by the time we got to our gate, boarding had already begun. Boarding from gate to plane went fine.

HNL
SAN
Good 7.0

Great that Hawaiian serves a meal and complimentary glass of wine. On-board service always very good.

Airline did not automatically assign my TSA pre-check, which it has on file and is supposed to do. Even after I entered it when I checked in, the system did not take it and did not warn me it hadn’t. Could not select seat when purchased ticket. Plane had no power outlet for laptop. Movies cost a fee, as did blanket.

HNL
SAN
Good 6.0

Love the wide body place, the meals, the service, and the people.

The plane broke and we had a 2 hour delay and then took a new plane, and that plane had no onboard entertainment or wifi.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Hawaiian airlines is the only airline offering complementary meals on flights to the mainland.

Everything was great.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.0

I wish they offered more food options

Thu, Mar 8
HNL
SAN
5h 20m
Thu, Mar 15
SAN
HNL
6h 25m
Trip: 7 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 88 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Good 7.0

Great that Hawaiian serves a meal and complimentary glass of wine. On-board service always very good.

Airline did not automatically assign my TSA pre-check, which it has on file and is supposed to do. Even after I entered it when I checked in, the system did not take it and did not warn me it hadn’t. Could not select seat when purchased ticket. Plane had no power outlet for laptop. Movies cost a fee, as did blanket.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.0

I wish they offered more food options

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Hawaiian airlines is the only airline offering complementary meals on flights to the mainland.

Everything was great.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We upgraded not quite first class but close enough well worth the money!

HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.3

Free food and I had a lot of leg room. The crew was nice too

To pay for each movie i wanted to watch and for a blanket. I thought they were all complementary.

Mon, Dec 25
HNL
SAN
5h 25m
Thu, Jan 4
SAN
HNL
30h 05m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
HNL
SAN
5h 25m
Tue, Apr 24
SAN
HNL
6h 20m
Trip: 14 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 88 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We loved the extra legroom, on board entertainment, hot food, complimentary wine with meal, friendliness of flight crew and the peaceful and soothing Hawaiin music while boarding. The flight itself was smooth with an on time departure and arrival

I would not change a thing. I wish other American carriers were more like Hawaiin airlines! Such a pleasant experience!

HNL
SAN
Good 6.0

they served a meal and they have video displays on all chairs which is nice. not enough free video options

no Wife options! 5 1/2 hour flight that is just horrible!

HNL
SAN
Excellent 9.0

Pleasantly surprised to be offered complimentary wine and also a complimentary dinner. The touch-screen options were great--nice videos and music with music videos (could hear if you had headphones), plus my favorite: a flight tracker.

The middle aisle section of our plane was quite cold and blankets were expensive $10. Next time I will bring one. I was cold in my jeans and light sweater. The touch-screens at each seat were frustratingly and unpredictably unresponsive. The check-in process in Honolulu Airport for Hawaiian Airlines was hands-down the most time-consuming, confusing, and crowded one I have ever been through. Kiosk screen had too much info at once so even savvy kiosk users were very slow to go through process. We had already checked in online 24 hrs prior but that didnt save us any time as we had to stand in the kiosk lines with everyone else to print our bag tags then another line to just drop our bags. Entering this check-in area was a shock to the system as it looked like a mass of people. We were directed to a vague direction where our line should be, then after standing in that line for 10 minutes we were told by a fellow customer that we had to go to a different line amd basically start over. Then came the security check line. We made it to the front looking the whole time for a designated spot to dump our kids' water bottles out (our San Diego airport has a liquid dumping spot with a sign), to no avail. Finally at the front of the line the TSA agent is about to check our boarding pass and my husband inquires about where to dump the water bottles. The agent and front of the line line is situated less than 10 feet from the wall where a drinking fountain is, but of course in our way there is a plastic half-wall barrier (the one to guide the line toward her). She tells us we have to dump it there in the drinking fountains. However the kicker is we have to get out of line to do it--can't be let out and come back to her. Have to wait in the security check line again. No, I'm not kidding. So I decide to take all water bottles and my husband takes the kids on through the security check. When I come back to get back in the security check line the person working at the entrance of that line actually was asking every single person whether they had water--guess she forgot to ask us the first time we went through... bummer. We had arrived at the airport more than 3 hours before our Tuesday 2pm flight. With stopping to eat lunch in the terminal and going through these multiple lines, by the time we got to our gate, boarding had already begun. Boarding from gate to plane went fine.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Hawaiian airlines is the only airline offering complementary meals on flights to the mainland.

Everything was great.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We upgraded not quite first class but close enough well worth the money!

Sun, Apr 29
HNL
SAN
5h 25m
Sat, May 5
SAN
HNL
28h 01m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jun 7
HNL
SAN
5h 32m
Wed, Jun 20
SAN
HNL
6h 06m
Trip: 14 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
HNL
SAN
Okay 5.6

the tablets that could be purchased were a nice touch.

AC WAS NOT BLOWJNG COLD AIR!!!! Miserable!

HNL
SAN
Okay 5.0

Free wifi

Small plane.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

The crew were so polite and very professional. Smiles all around and should give them a raise!

HNL
SAN
Good 7.6

Seat leg room is for elves.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Good service was provided. Thank you.

Fri, Dec 22
HNL
SAN
7h 39m
Fri, Dec 29
SAN
HNL
8h 20m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52297 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Not enough room for my legs, I was uncomfortable.

MIA
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

The flight was over 4 hours delayed, and I didn't receive a notification that it was delayed until an hour after the flight was supposed to take off, which would have been ideal given that I had to pay 5x surge pricing for my uber to get there by the original scheduled time. Once we were about to board the plane, we were told again that it was further delayed. The crew was cranky and tired as they had clearly been dealing with delay issues the whole day. There were no tv's on the flight and we were told there would be free wifi to stream to our phones, however the wifi was so slow that it couldn't even load a single picture from the internet. Oh, there were also no decent food options on the flight. I will avoid United at all costs in the future, as my flight down was also over 3 hours delayed.

ORD
DSM
Excellent 8.6

The crew was polite and professional. Thanks

Cannot think of a thing

SFO
SIN
Good 6.6

Awesome and helpful crew

Reservation was deleted so check in took a very long time and my seat (reserved weeks in advance) on the long international flight was reassigned to a very undesirable location. Food was not good, and drink service was only done twice on 17 hour flight. It took an hour to start taxiing after we were all seated and left the gate.

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed Swiss flight 8 tue 12 dec 2017 led to catastrophe

Wed, May 23
HNL
SAN
5h 20m
Mon, May 28
SAN
HNL
18h 52m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, May 7
HNL
SAN
5h 20m
Tue, May 15
SAN
HNL
6h 10m
Trip: 9 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 88 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Good 7.0

Great that Hawaiian serves a meal and complimentary glass of wine. On-board service always very good.

Airline did not automatically assign my TSA pre-check, which it has on file and is supposed to do. Even after I entered it when I checked in, the system did not take it and did not warn me it hadn’t. Could not select seat when purchased ticket. Plane had no power outlet for laptop. Movies cost a fee, as did blanket.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We loved the extra legroom, on board entertainment, hot food, complimentary wine with meal, friendliness of flight crew and the peaceful and soothing Hawaiin music while boarding. The flight itself was smooth with an on time departure and arrival

I would not change a thing. I wish other American carriers were more like Hawaiin airlines! Such a pleasant experience!

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We upgraded not quite first class but close enough well worth the money!

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Hawaiian airlines is the only airline offering complementary meals on flights to the mainland.

Everything was great.

HNL
SAN
Good 6.0

they served a meal and they have video displays on all chairs which is nice. not enough free video options

no Wife options! 5 1/2 hour flight that is just horrible!

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